Our Mission

To design clothing our customers love to wear, produced in an ethical and sustainable way, enabling us to support social and environmental causes close to our hearts.

Charity partnerships

Sustainability

Our Community

Our Team

Charity Partnerships

We give 10% of our profits to charities, non-profit organisations & environmental causes.

Since 2017, with your help, we have donated over:

£150,000

So, how does it work?

What charities do you support?

We are committed to supporting the causes we feel passionate about, we are currently working with the following charities:

How do you choose charities?

We predominantly work with environmental, educational and enrichment focused charities. 
Throughout the year we make regular donations to our charity partners based on our monthly profits. 

You can find full donation details for each charity below or on our charity partnerships page.

If you would like to nominate a charity or non-profit organisation please get in touch via hello@sugarhillbrighton.com  


What is #wearandcare Wednesday?

On the second Wednesday of every month, we donate 10% of our online sales that day to a small charity, chosen by one of our customers or team members.

If you would like to nominate a charity or non-profit organisation please get in touch via hello@sugarhillbrighton.com  




The numbers

Throughout the year we make regular donations to our charity partners based on our monthly profits. In addition to the 10% of profits we donate, the second Wednesday of every month, #WearAndCare Wednesday, we donate 10% of a days sales directly to our nominated charity.

Charities We Support

Rainforest Trust works in partnership with trusted local NGOs and indigenous communities to save the world’s most threatened rainforests and tropical ecosystems.

 CHARITY NUMBER: 1169111 

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The Clock Tower Sanctuary supports homeless young people in Brighton & Hove. They are the only drop-in day center in Brighton & Hove for 16–25-year old's who are homeless or insecurely housed.

 CHARITY NO: 1146777 

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Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Blueprint for All (formerly Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust) works to create a fairer and more inclusive society in which everyone can succeed regardless of race, ethnicity or background.

 CHARITY NO: 1102267 

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Plan International UK is a children's charity striving to advance children's rights and equality for girls all over the world.

 
CHARITY NO. 276035 

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Working globally to protect the world’s oceans and the amazing marine life that lives within them, SEA LIFE Trust’s vision is of a world where our oceans are healthy, protected, and full of diverse life.

 CHARITY NO: 1175859 

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A Brighton charity, Whoopsadaisy provide free conductive education for children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders, helping them reach their full potential.

 CHARITY NO: 1083024 

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Rainbow Trust supports seriously ill children and their families. Their Family Support Workers provide support in a wide variety of ways depending on the needs of the family.

 CHARITY NO. 1070532

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Give Directly transfers cash to households in developing countries via mobile phone-linked payment services, targeting extremely low-income households.

 A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT 

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Newlife exists because if it was your child, you would want the best for them and that’s what we are working for every day. Thousands of disable children rely on Newlife to get the equipment they need, equipment that has often been refused or delayed by the statutory services. Newlife runs the only fast track equipment services in the UK helping those children in urgent need.

 CHARITY NO: 1170125 

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£150K+

donated to charities and non-profits, since 2017

80k+

trees planted around the world

£8K+

donated to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund

Sustainability

We're a small business and we plan to keep it that way, as it allows us to produce our collections in an ethical and sustainable way, and share our profits with our charity partners. We keep our productions small so there's less waste and make fewer styles than many brands, so we can focus on the quality and distinctive design of each piece.

We plant one tree for each order made. So far, with your support, we have planted over:

80,000 trees

via climate crisis movement Ecologi

Updated September 2022

Over 1 year as a climate positive workforce

Updated September 2022

Over 50,000 trees planted

Updated September 2022

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Sustainable fabrics

- We make 90% of our garments from cotton or viscose, which are biodegradable natural fibres and less harmful to the planet than synthetic fibres. 

- Most of our cotton garments, including all our t-shirts and sweatshirts are made from 100% organic cotton.

- By the end of 2021 we aim to have 75% of all our viscose from sustainably managed sources.

Minimal Paperwork

- We are making moves to make our orders paper free, our Free UK returns stickers can be accessed through a link on your order confirmation.

- We don't include an catalogues, leaflets or marketing materials in your order - just the necessary returns form. 

Ethical production

All our suppliers are asked to sign our Ethical Trading Agreement which summarises the ethical standards under which our products must be manufactured.

These standards include paying a living wage, safe and humane working practices and zero discrimination.

For up to date details of our Ethical Trading Agreement please contact our team.

Recycled & Biodegradable packaging

- Our regular mailing bags are made from recycled paper and are fully recyclable or easily re-usable.

- Our larger mailing bags are made from 100% recycled material with biodegradable additive. 

- We are now using biodegradable clothing bags made from plant material, instead of using plastic. 100% of our 2021 products are packed in biodegradable bags.

Our Community (You guys!)

We love what we do, designing something that adds a little sunshine to your day.

By shopping Sugarhill Brighton, you make it possible for us to keep making important stuff like dinosaur jumpers and dresses with pockets (pockets are everything) but also help us do our little bit to support other people, animals and our planet. Thank you for being awesome!


Our (Small)Team

When we say 'small team' we mean it! Our small business currently employs 15 people across our studio, warehouse and stores. 99% of our staff are women and as a small team, its essential we support each other to deliver the best product and service we can, which has fostered many great friendships over the years. We're firm believers in beach lunch-breaks, park rounders and office dogs, as well as being a Living Wage Employer.



We are one of over 4,700 employers across the UK who have proudly committed to pay a real Living Wage to our staff, independently calculated to be enough for employees and their families to live on.

Want to know more? Visit www.livingwage.org.uk to find out everything you need to know about the rates and who currently pays the Living Wage.

Our Studio

- 90% of our prints are hand-drawn and digitalised by our designer Olivia, in our seaside studio.

- Living in Brighton the majority of our staff 'commute' on foot or by bicycle.

-Our website images are shot at a lovely photography studio in Brighton, to further reduce our carbon footprint.

The Family Business

The journey began in 2002 with Pawel opening a pop-up clothing store in Barcelona. Fresh out of Brighton University, Pawel's little sister Aleks was recruited over to Spain to co-manage the store. Inspired by their love of travel, Pawel and Aleks designed and produced clothing for the store on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. These hand-finished styles were a big hit with customers, and so, in 2006 Sugarhill Brighton was created, with Brighton, UK as it's new design base.